Frugal House Framing Liverpool NY

Carpenters in Liverpool love wood. The smell of fresh sawdust on a crisp fall morning, the slap and ring of hammers on boards, the sturdy feel of a new house frame—what's not to love?

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Village Hardware
(315) 638-4026
43 E Genesee St
Baldwinsville, NY
Lowe's
(315) 350-8961
5701 East Circle Drive
Cicero, NY
Fastenal- Syracuse
315-474-0970
920 Spencer Street Syracuse, NY, 13204
Syracuse, NY
Wrightway True Value Hardware
(315) 695-2394
9236 Oswego Rd
Baldwinsville, NY
Kmart 7451 / Cross Merch
(315) 598-9641
2078 State Rte 481
Fulton, NY
Salt City Hardware
(315) 362-3254
325 Nottingham Rd
Syracuse, NY
Lowe's
(315) 350-2220
5377 West Genesee Street
Camillus, NY
Fastenal- Liverpool
315-451-3807
7184 Morgan Rd Liverpool, NY, 13090
Liverpool, NY
McGowan's Hardware
315-687-6168
991 E Genesse St
Chittenango, NY
The Home Depot
(315)622-0702
3861 State Route 31
Liverpool, NY

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Carpenters love wood. The smell of fresh sawdust on a crisp fall morning, the slap and ring of hammers on boards, the sturdy feel of a new house frame—what's not to love?

So it's no surprise that when we set out to frame a home, sometimes we use a little more lumber than we really need. Sometimes we use a lot more. And sometimes, as building scientist Joe Lstiburek puts it, framers use wood like drunken sailors spending their paychecks on shore leave.

But wood isn't free, or even cheap. It has a cost in dollars, in forested acres logged, and in natural ecosystems disrupted. Over-framed walls also leak more energy—enough to show up on fuel bills, and to make a difference in comfort. And there's a labor cost: more sticks to handle, more cuts to make, and more nails to pound.

Other things being equal, economizing on framing lumber makes a lot of sense. For builders willing to learn, there are proven ways to cut back on unnecessary framing lumber use, without compromising structural strength—and while saving energy.

BUILDER EVOLUTION

Around the country, a handful of leading builders are fine-tuning their building shells to save both lumber and energy. For companies such as New Town Builders of Denver and Veridian Homes of Madison, Wis., advanced framing is just one part of a larger concept.

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ENOUGH ALREADY: If framing details aren't spelled out, framers may run amok, observes building scientist Joseph Lstiburek.

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